Are Muslims Terrorists?

When any kind of massive destruction or terror occurs at any part of the world fingers directly point to the Middle East, to Muslims and Islam.

In a large number of western countries, people think that Islam is a religion of terror and that Muslims are ordered to kill any non-Muslim human being! This being obviously wrong and its lack of knowledge, there’s nothing more unfair than attributing such actions to a religion, to a whole nation, to millions of humans around the world.

Making things worse, some people use the name of Islam for their own purposes and false beliefs. This with the awful picture that American and Western media introduce about Islam produces a huge misconception.

On the other hand, when a Christian guy commits a crime/massacre like in Oklahoma bombings (April 1995) his action is not stereotyped/attributed to his faith/religion.

Do you Remember Timothy McVeigh? The Oklahoma bombings?  who said to be with the Aryan Republican Army? They had to raise money to “commit terrorist acts against United States”.

In 19 April, 1995. A massive bomb was detenated in a underground car park beneath the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It killed 168 people. and injured more than 500 others. He’s Christian and former military soldier. But this has no importance to the media and doesn’t mean anything, the guy is Christian so what? Now imagine if he was an Arab! Lets say Muslim!!! (Just to make it clear, NOT all Arabs are Muslim)!

  

As well as in Christianity, Islam allows fighting for self-defense of religion or homes. And also lays down strict laws of combat/war which include prohibitions against harminf civilians, crops and churchs. As Prophet Muhamed said : “Fight in the cause of Allah. Fight those who deny Allah; Do not be embittered. Do not be treacherous. Do not mutilate. Do not kill children or those (people) in convents.”

And Abu-Bakr’s (follower of prophet Muhamed) instructions for the Islamic army: “Do not betray or be treacherous or vindictive. Do not mutilate. Do not kill the children, the aged or the women. Do not cut or bum palm trees or fruitful trees. Don’t slay a sheep, a cow or camel except for your food. And you will come across people who confined themselves to worship in hermitages, leave them alone to what they devoted themselves for.”

How come a religion that prohibits cutting trees will order killing non-Muslim civilians?

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In some minds, there is the image of an Arab horseman carrying a sword in one hand and the Quran in the other conquering and forcibly converting people to Islam.

Freedom of religion is laid down in the Quran itself: “There is no compulsion (or coercion) in the religion (Islam). The right direction is distinctly clear from error.” (Qur’an 2:256)

I know that Americans will never forget/forgive what happened in September 11. I imagine myself as an American watching the scene of that plane hitting the tower and pictures of victims played on TV for days and days and linking ALL that to one word : ISLAM.

It’s just funny how when someone attacks the US it’s outright terrorism (By Muslims), but when the US attacks someone else it’s fighting for liberty and freedom?

Of course AL Qaeda/ AL Qaida has taken credit for the attacks. As I said, alot of actions were committed in the name of Islam but this is just not what God ordered Muslims to do. Islam is a religion of peace and mercy. The Qaeda is a minority from billions of Muslims around the world. As we all know, each religion has his good and bad people. We can’t judge a religion by others people bad actions. Yet, we need to read to believe what Islam really is rather than believing media, which is controlled by “politics” or high ranked individuals.

“If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things.” (Quran 8:61)

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The word Jihad at its root means “Struggle,” but it’s lately been used more for its  “Holy war” definition( Which is not present anywhere in the Quran). Jihad has been around since the writing of the Qur’an, which occurred over a thousand years before America was even founded.There are two kinds of jihad. The other ‘jihad’ is the inner struggle of the soul which everyone wages against egotistic desires for the sake of attaining inner peace. The root of the word “Islam” is “Salam” in Arabic which means Peace, and the meaning of the word is Submission to Allah (God).

Islam = Peace and love… NOT hate or terrorism!


Quran: (Surah Al-Mai’da : 5:16)

By: mezo, hubpages

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5 Responses to “Are Muslims Terrorists?”

  1. Cecil Jones Says:

    Anyone can use evidence to make the case for terrorism. Every race, religion, and even gender can be called a terrorist, but for who’s benefit. The person screaming in fear is the victim. The person screaming grabs all the attention. The person screaming sets the direction of the investigation. Scream loud enough in the right direction and the investigators never look back to the source of the scream. People have been trying to kill since the beginning of time. We’ve only been labeling them as terrorists since 9-11. Muslims don’t have a monopoly on murder and mayhem. Who benefits from the fear? A fair investigation is necessary to determine the source of our fear.

  2. Thank you for your well-written comment. I appericiate your knowledge and the points you shared with us!

  3. Islam is a religion of PEACE. It doesn’t teach us to kill unlike other religions. Muslims start their greetings with “As-salaam-wa Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh”, which means in English “May GOD’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you.”

    Allah states: “Whoever kills a human being… then it is as though he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a human life it is as though he had saved all mankind.”

    No one probably ever heard of such a stunning message of peace, which considers killing just one person (be it innocent or not) tantamount to killing the entire humanity? Now the doubters should not have any more skepticism about Muslim’s claim that “Islam is a religion of peace”.

    The unjustified criticisms of and spitting venoms at Islam by the hateful Islam-bashers got to stop now.

  4. So true! Thank you for showing how peaceful Islam is.

    May Allah protect you Ameen!

    • Zaid Mohammad Says:

      Mishkatul Masabih Hadith 175;Tirmidhi
      If you are in a position to pass your morning and evening keeping your heart free from malice against anyone, then act according to it, that is my sunnah and he who loves my sunnah he infact loves me and he who loves me- he would be with me in paradise.’
      Prophet calls God’s cause his sunnah, unilateral love for all, malice for none!!!

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